“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church  1994

The wedding ceremony is a cause for great celebration for a couple and all who hold them dear.  It is important, however, to remember that it takes place in the House of God and should therefore take place in an atmosphere of respect and decorum.

Couples getting married, in the midst of a multitude of arrangements, should ensure that Church booking and all relevant paper work has been completed well in advance.  (See the general section on Sacraments on the website.)

Couples are asked not to have lighted candles throughout the body of the Church and are asked not to put flowers on the altar.